The 2016 Sci-fi Experience wrap-up


Back in December I signed up for the 2016 Sci-fi Experience, a reading challenge run by Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings. My hope was the challenge would provide a bit of a counterbalance to all of the fantasy I read.

The challenge wrapped up on Sunday after running for two months. I have some mixed feelings about how I did. On one hand, the quantity I managed was hardly impressive–four books and a handful of short stories. On the other hand, I really enjoyed what I read. Finally starting on the Imperial Radch trilogy was definitely a highlight, with the books living up to their hype. So yay for quality over quantity?

For the curious, I managed:

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie
In Heaven and Earth by Amy Rae Durreson
In the Devil’s Nebula by Anna Hackett

From Hear Me Roar, an anthology of short SFF edited by Liz Grzyb, I read:

The Sorrow by Jenny Blackford
A Truck called Remembrance by Susan Wardle
A Wondrous Necessary Woman by Janeen Webb
Broken Glass by Stephanie Gunn
The Fruits of the Revolution by Eleanor R. Wood
Generation Zero by Kathryn Hore
The Silica Key by T. R. Napper
Function A:Save (Target.Dawn) by Rivqa Rafael
Clara’s by Marlee Jane Ward

Overall, I’m pleased with what I read, but I think next time I could afford to stretch a bit more out of my comfort zone.

What sci-fi have you read lately?